This category has always been hotly contested and cause for long debate among our judges.
Marutama Ra-men 1 780 Bidwell St., marutama.ca 2 Hokkaido Ramen Santouka 1690 Robson St., santouka.co.jp/en 3 Ramen Danbo 1833 W 4th Ave., ramendanbo.com
HONOURABLE MENTIONS The Ramenman, Motomachi Shokudo
Winner, winner, chicken dinner. This category has always been hotly contested and cause for long debate among our judges. Marutama topped this year’s list for its silky, deeply aromatic chicken-based and seaweed-laced broth. Well, that and the mega karaage chicken (squeeze the lemon slice over it; you won’t be sorry). No surprise that the lightly salted pork-based broth at the always-popular
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka grabbed Silver (although those weird and wonderful green cream sodas might have lent a helping hand). Muchunder-sung Ramen Danbo rounds out the podium thanks to its full-bodied and creamy tonkotsu.